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Krillin's Offensive

Episode 33
English titleKrillin's Offensive
Series
SagaVegeta Saga
Episode number34
Manga counterparts
  • One More... the Sphere!
  • The Hopes of a Planet
  • The Worn-Out Warriors
  • Japanese airdateJanuary 31st, 1990
    Previous episodeHero in the Shadows
    Next episodeMercy

    Krillin's Offensive (撃てクリリン! 願いをこめた元気玉, Ute Kuririn! Negai o Kometa Genki Dama) is the thirty-fourth episode of the Vegeta Saga in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on January 31, 1990. Its original American air date was May 17th, 1997.

    Summary

    Krillin's Offensive - Tenka

    Krillin holds the collected energy, attempting to form the Spirit Bomb

    As Vegeta and Gohan continue their intense battle, Krillin forms the collected energy into a ball and aims it at Vegeta. Back at Kame House, Chi-Chi continues to root for Gohan, but then begins to sob into her father's lap. Fortuneteller Baba has a hard time following the rapid movements of Gohan and Vegeta. Gohan and Vegeta split up, and Gohan launches a Masenko blast at Vegeta. He dodges it at the last second, and returns several Masenko blasts, each of which Vegeta avoids.

    VegetaSEWV1

    Vegeta shooting Super Energy Wave Volleys

    The rapid movements make it difficult for Krillin to aim the Spirit Bomb. King Kai speaks to Krillin, telling him not to aim at Vegeta with his eyes, but to allow himself to know when the right moment is. Krillin feels the pressure of his task as King Kai reminds him the hopes and prayers of the entire planet rest on his shoulders. Vegeta grows impatient, and begins shooting Super Energy Wave Volleys at Gohan, who manages to stay ahead of the onslaught, but is eventually knocked against a rock. Krillin concentrates even harder on feeling out Vegeta's movements. Vegeta rushes toward a stunned Gohan to finish him off as Krillin finally finds the right moment.

    VegetaSEWV2

    Vegeta's Super Energy Wave Volleys at Gohan

    Just as Krillin is about to launch the Spirit Bomb, however, an impatient Yajirobe yells at him to get on with it, drawing Vegeta's attention. Krillin throws the Spirit Bomb, but Vegeta sees it coming and leaps out of the way. It is at this instant that Fortuneteller Baba's Crystal Ball explodes, leaving everyone at Kame House clueless. Goku sends a telepathic message to Gohan, telling him to bounce it back towards Vegeta, since the Spirit Bomb will not harm anyone who harbors no evil in their heart.

    KrillinSpiritBombAwayEarth02

    Krillin launching the Fusion Spirit Bomb at Vegeta

    The pure-hearted Gohan puts his hands out, and succeeds in bouncing it back. The Spirit Bomb subsequently hits Vegeta and sends him back into the sky. Gohan and Krillin gather around Goku to rest now that the battle is apparently over. At the Kame House, Fortuneteller Baba attempts to repair her crystal ball as Bulma offers to take Chi-Chi to the battlefield to see what is happening. Master Roshi offers to go as well, as does Korin, surprising everyone with his entrance. They all board Bulma's airship and take off in the direction of the battle. Bulma, however, immediately gets on Korin's bad side when she cluelessly compares him to an ordinary house cat.

    FusionSpiritBomb02

    Gohan deflects the Fusion Spirit Bomb back up into the air against Vegeta

    Vegeta's body falls out of the sky and lands nearby, startling them. Thinking he is dead, Yajirobe and Krillin cheekily gloat about their victory, but Vegeta suddenly wakes up and injures Krillin as Yajirobe hides again. Vegeta, though badly damaged and on the brink of passing out, forces himself towards Goku and Gohan with the intent of finishing them off. Suddenly, he releases all of his energy, destroying much of the nearby land. Goku, Gohan and Krillin are knocked around a bit, but remain relatively unharmed due to Vegeta's decreased energy. Desperate to stay awake, Vegeta flies over to Gohan, prepared to finish him off next, though he is stopped by a painful sight: Gohan's tail has grown back, and with the Blutz Waves emanating from the Power Ball, he could transform at any moment.

    Battles

    • Gohan vs. Vegeta

    Trivia

    • When Krillin holds the Spirit Bomb in his hand and a number of people appear behind him, one of the people in the crowd of otherwise-generic people looks like the World Tournament Announcer.
    • When Vegeta is hit by the Spirit Bomb and lays on the ground unconscious only to awaken and startle the Z Fighters, his dialogue differs depending upon the version of the show in question. In the English dub, Krillin makes a remark as to the world no longer having to see Vegeta's ugly face, only to have Vegeta wake up saying something like "Who's face is ugly?!" In the original Japanese version and the English dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai, Krillin discusses digging a grave for Vegeta, thinking he is dead, and Vegeta's abrupt awakening comment is something along the lines of "you mean, a grave for you guys!?" 

    Gallery

    Vegeta Saga (Uncut Episodes)
    The New Threat · Reunions · Unlikely Alliance · Piccolo's Plan · Gohan's Rage · No Time Like the Present · Day 1 · Gohan Goes Bananas! · The Strangest Robot · A New Friend · Terror on Arlia · Global Training · Goz and Mez · Princess Snake · Dueling Piccolos · Plight of the Children · Pendulum Room Peril · The End of Snake Way · Defying Gravity · Goku's Ancestors · Counting Down · The Darkest Day · Saibamen Attack! · The Power of Nappa · Sacrifice · Nappa's Rampage · Nimbus Speed · Goku's Arrival · Lesson Number One · Goku vs. Vegeta · Saiyan Sized Secret · Spirit Bomb Away! · Hero in the Shadows · Krillin's Offensive · Mercy
    Saiyan Saga (Edited Episodes)
    The Arrival of Raditz · The World's Strongest Team · Gohan's Hidden Powers · Goku's Unusual Journey · Gohan's Metamorphosis · Gohan Makes a Friend · Trouble on Arlia · Home for Infinite Losers · Princess Snake's Hospitality · Escape from Piccolo · Showdown in the Past · The End of Snake Way · A Fight Against Gravity... Catch Bubbles! · The Legend of the Saiyans · A Black Day for Planet Earth · The Battle Begins... Goku Where are You? · The Saibamen Strike · Nappa... the Invincible? · Tien Goes All Out!! · Time's Up! · The Return of Goku · Goku Strikes Back · Goku vs. Vegeta... A Saiyan Duel! · Vegeta... Saiyan Style! · Stop Vegeta Now! · The Battle Ends

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